Ipsy Glam Bag X is a quarterly upgrade for Ipsy members. It costs an additional $43/shipment for Glam Bag members and $30/shipment for Glam Bag Plus members. It replaces your usual monthly bag in February, May, August, and November. This bag "includes seven to eight full-size products specially curated by beauty’s biggest tastemakers and celebs" and allows subscribers to pick three items.
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My box arrived in its normal pretty lilac box. This delivery was curated by Becky G and included a newsletter-type info booklet with details on featured items.
FYI: I didn't make any choices this month! So everything below is from an assortment chosen by IPSY/IPSY's algorithm!
Let's see what arrived:
Too Faced Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Palette - Retail Value $49
This isn't the newest palette out there but it is a cult fave for many reasons. Eighteen reasons, to be exact! This peach-themed and peach-scented palette has a little bit of everything. Gorgeous pinks, natural peaches, velvety brans, and even a little green, navy, and plum! The balance of matte vs shimmer is great and even the shimmers themselves aren't exactly sparkly, leaning more on the smoother end. I can't think of anyone being unable to come up with any number of day or night looks from this color story and the performance here is very nice. The packaging is really nostalgic and even though I haven't had this palette in my rotation for years, I am really glad to have it back in my makeup bag.
BYROE Rose Tea Eye Cream, 20 mL- Retail Value $76
I loved everything about the product. Let's start with the packaging. Have you ever seen anything so pretty and unique? The clear acrylic top features a red rose design and makes the whole experience feel special before you even open the tub. Inside is a balmy-gel sort of formula that has a lovely true rose scent. The ingredients are really excellent for an eye product, with niacinamide, collagen, and hyaluronic acid bringing strength and moisture to delicate skin. There are also loads of antioxidants from rosehips and a special blend of three rose extracts that promotes relaxation and anti-aging. Another bonus here is that the volume here feels quite large for an eye product and a little goes a long way! I have used this on my entire face more than a few times this last week.
Kate Somerville DeliKate Soothing Cleanser, 4 fl oz – Retail Value $44
While I wouldn't classify my skin as sensitive, I am prone to redness. And depending on the weather, it can feel super irritated if I have any sort of windburn. And since this is the time of year when I feel like every day is cold and windy, this is likely to become a great addition to my routine. Currently, it feels very much like your standard sensitive cream-based cleanser. I don't wear a lot of makeup and it removed it with no issues, though I am not sure it could stand up to black eyeliner or waterproof mascara. The creamy formula and peptide boost leaves my skin feeling very soft and quite calm.
Living Proof Triple Bond Complex Leave-in Hair Treatment, 45 mL – Listed Value $45
Small hair products like this make me roll my eyes more than a little. I have a massive head of hair. And this might last me maybe 3-5 applications if I am very disciplined. It should be applied to clean damp hair as a leave-in sort of deal boasting the ability to repair damaged hair, including split ends. While I had to use a lot more than the advertised 2 pumps, I did enjoy combing this stuff through my hair. It created that sort of slippy, leave-in-conditioner sort of experience. It is also a heat protectant, though, I will admit that I never even blowdry my hair, much less iron or curl it. All in all, it did make my hair shinier and more touchable, but so does my normal leave-in conditioner. I am glad I tried this, but it will not be a repurchase for me.
Truly Moon Rocks Whipped Body Scrub, 4 oz – Retail Value $20
If you noticed that my Ipsy newsletter and a few of the other products looked like they had been the victim of leakage, this blue goo is the culprit! I think the oils inside + a rough trip to my doorstep created a situation where there was going to be a little bit of spillage. Nonetheless, this stuff arrived beautifully blue and ready to party. The fine granules inside do a great job of buffing my legs and arms, giving them a nice exfoliating experience in the shower without being too rough or irritating. My one issue with this product is the scent. This one smells like rock candy (which I did love!) but when I went to Ulta and sniffed their jars of this, the scent was more floral and powdery. Anyone know if they changed the scent recently?
MILK MAKEUP RISE Lifting + Lengthening Mascara, 8 g – Retail Value $28
Ok, this is hard for me. Because I truly love MILK makeup products and generally the formulas are stellar. This mascara though? This is one of my least favorite mascaras I have ever tried. It promises to curl your lashes and that it did, but not without loads of clumping, flaking, and a disastrously messy trip for the wand back into the tube. You ever have one of those mascaras that just overflows out the tube opening from simply reinserting the wand? This one has spillage from the first time I ever used it. I can't recommend this mascara.
Tresluce Beauty Lips B Like... Plumping Lip Gloss in 'Champagne Sips'- Retail Value $16
I didn't realize this was a plumping gloss until I started writing up this review, but that isn't a bad thing. Mostly, this never occurred to me because this gloss has zero of the tingling and burning I generally expect from a plumper. Instead, this ballet slipper pink gloss just smells like vanilla and feels great as soon as you apply it. Instead of relying on chili peppers or bee venom or whatever else plumpers often do, this one focuses more on lip hydration and gloss, creating a pout that looks fuller without any discomfort. The tube itself was also this beautiful and heavy acrylic which I was impressed with!
FARAH Skin Retreat Set – Retail Value $36
My last item is a set of silicon spa brushes that I absolutely will be enjoying this winter as I try to mask more often and pamper my face. Included was a bristle mask application brush, cool-to-the-touch eye roller, and a double-ended scrubber and spatula.
This IPSY Glam Bag X curation had a total value of $314, which is bananas for the cost of the box. I really enjoyed this whole curation (sans that mascara..) and think there was a great range of product types and brands. The highlights for me would be the peachy palette, eye cream, and lip gloss. But overall there was a lot to love this quarter from my Glam Bag X!
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Value Breakdown: This box costs $55 and each of the 8 items has an average cost of $6.88.
Here is how that branks down item by item:
- Eyeshadow Palette $8.58
- Eye Cream $13.31
- Cleanser $7.71
- Hair Bonder $7.88
- Exfoliator $3.50
- Mascara $4.90
- Balm $2.80
- Spa Set $6.31
What do you think of the November Ipsy Glam Bag X? Which items did you get?